Besides my anxiety before bed and in social situations I’m basically symptom free besides bad days. I don’t want to have to take an antipsychotic or anti depressant when I’m not depresses I’m just anxious. These meds do absolutely nothing beneficial for me.
My pdoc refuses to give me anti anxiety meds that I was previously on. They are really the only thing that’s helped me at all. But because they cause decency she will not prescribe them. It makes no sense. The side effects of benxos are way way less than antipsychotics and antidepressants that most people take for the rest of their lives.
Ant advice on how I can talk to my doctor about giving me something thst actually helps.
I don’t understand how benzos are addictive … they just put me to sleep.
This probably isn’t what you want to hear but I take lexapro for anxiety. It’s an antidepressant but it works like a charm for anxiety for me. I used to spend everyday in sheer dread … no fooling. But after a couple of days on lexapro I was fine.
Yeah benzo’s are rubbish…but I had a gran mal after stopping 2-3 mgs of xanax suddenly.
Ssri’s may help out so it’s not an unreasonable thing. They actually can help anxiety.
Yeah it’s the short acting benzo’s that help but I got off of them and never looked back. I’m suspicious of chemical help for anxiety these days. I think it’s too easily prescribed and people rely on them ( like benzo’s ) for no better medical reason than I feel weird…